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Roasted Tomato & Olives Appetizer

This is an appetizer that can wow your guests and satisfy kids & adults at the same time. With simple and fresh ingredients it is super easy to make. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves

Equipment

  • medium baking pan
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 12 oz gourmet medley tomatoes Like Sunset Wild Wonders
  • 10 cloves garlic smashed or whole
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for drizzling
  • 1 cup Greek olives pitted
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup mozzarela cheese shredded
  • 4 pita bread
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a baking pan mix tomatoes, garlic and olives together. Add olive oil and season with salt, freshly ground pepper. Gently mix the fresh herbs in.
  • Roast for 45 min or so. Keep an eye on the tomatoes and olives, you don't want them to dry out.
  • Time to bake the pita and assemble.
  • Place pita bread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese on top (to your liking, I like it cheesy).
  • Bake until pita bread is nice and crisped around the edges and mozzarella cheese is melted and it’s moisture has evaporated. About 5-8 min but my advise is to keep an eye on them, every oven is different.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of the tomato mix on the pita bread, sprinkle some olive oil and some chopped fresh herbs on top and serve immediately.

Notes

  • I used Sunset Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes
  • You can use any type of cheese you have handy. If fresh mozzarella is not available, use the prepackaged low moisture mozzarella. Gruyere or provolone cheese would also work great.
  • Another option is to just add a couple tablespoons of the roasted tomato & olives on the pita and a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. Perfect!

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg